Written by: Samuel Branstool (@lil_SammmyB)
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Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat’s Shooting Guard of 13 years, has decided to head home to Chicago. This off-season, Dwyane became an unrestricted free agent. His initial plans, unsurprisingly, were to re-sign and prove his loyalty to Miami.
Those plans did not go as intended, however.
In their first offer to Wade, the Heat presented a deal that would provide him with $20 million dollars over a two year period. With this season’s new cap space, it allows for players of Dwyane Wade’s caliber to make a lot more money than that. By having 3 championships already, it seems as if Wade’s legacy is already solidified. With that being said, it is more than likely that Dwyane’s biggest concern would be financial stability considering the state of his aging body. After twelve All-Star games with the Heat, $10 million dollars a year was taken as an insult by Wade…especially when he had other offers on the table.
All of these offers took place while Wade was on a yacht with several other NBA players, including the Cavaliers’ LeBron James. Shortly after their trip, rumors arose that Wade had been on a plane to Cleveland with James and Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert.
Then the rumor mill really began to churn.
Cavs fans were ecstatic about the possibility of Wade and James joining forces for an alliance once again. Rumors alleged that Wade and Gilbert had even begun preliminary contract talks with the Cavs, and even that Wade had cancelled meetings with other teams.
Unfortunately for Cleveland, the speculation that this was all part of Wade’s plan to get more money out of Miami, turned out to be true. The Heat came back with a two-year/$50 million offer. (Not bad money to stay where you’ve been living for more than a decade.)
However, almost out of nowhere reports began to surface that the Chicago Bulls had scheduled a meeting with Wade and had offered him a two-year deal worth just over $47 million big ones. With that money, they were also offering Wade a place to finish his basketball career in the same place it began as well as a more championship-ready roster.
Seemingly, in the blink of an eye, Dwyane Wade had accepted the offer to return to Chicago and play for his home town.
What say all of you? Did Dwyane Wade make the right move by leaving Miami? Did the Bulls make the right move in signing Wade? Let us know in the comments below!